stoichiometry

noun
stoi·​chi·​om·​e·​try | \ ˌstȯi-kē-ˈä-mə-trē How to pronounce stoichiometry (audio) \

Definition of stoichiometry

1 : a branch of chemistry that deals with the application of the laws of definite proportions and of the conservation of mass and energy to chemical activity
2a : the quantitative relationship between constituents in a chemical substance
b : the quantitative relationship between two or more substances especially in processes involving physical or chemical change

First Known Use of stoichiometry

1807, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for stoichiometry

Greek stoicheion element (from stoichos row) + English -metry; akin to Greek steichein to walk, go — more at stair

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“Stoichiometry.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stoichiometry. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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stoichiometry

noun
stoi·​chi·​om·​e·​try | \ ˌstȯi-kē-ˈäm-ə-trē How to pronounce stoichiometry (audio) \
plural stoichiometries

Medical Definition of stoichiometry

1 : a branch of chemistry that deals with the application of the laws of definite proportions and of the conservation of mass and energy to chemical activity
2a : the quantitative relationship between constituents in a chemical substance
b : the quantitative relationship between two or more substances especially in processes involving physical or chemical change

Other Words from stoichiometry

stoichiometric \ -​kē-​ə-​ˈme-​trik How to pronounce stoichiometric (audio) \ adjective

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